Remember last week I said that you'd be seeing many more photos featuring my white Alvar Aalto vase, as all my others were packed up in the shed? Well, in the interests of blog variety, I decided change was needed... so I bought a clear Alvar Aalto wave vase too!
I was lucky to find a set of three (this is the large one in the photo below) at the local Auction house.... and I got the three for $90 (the large one sells for around $180 on its own in shops). It's given me enormous pleasure to look at my bargain vase every time I've walked in the front door, filled with cheery poppies.
During the week Mr AV and I and a couple of our friends went to a special viewing and dinner of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Award at the Adelaide Museum. Dress code was Conservative (okay, not really, it was officially Lounge Suit, but the crowd was definitely Conservative). I went with my old black crepe Tory Burch dess and pearls. And a coat, as it was freezing.
I love the Waterhouse exhibition - Artists submit work for consideration that is based around the theme of Natural Science, so there is quite a variety in all mediums. The exhibition features the finalists - this one was the winner Judith Brown's Flight of Fancy. It's made up of leaf veins, bulbs and paper.
We all loved this painting by Kate Bergin called The Art of Patience it had the most incredible detail and really drew the crowd - it's huge.
And this one below appealed to my Interior Design side, it was by Nicola Dickson called Gould's Australian Chinz II and definitely looked like something I'd choose for some curtains. After the viewing we walked down the road to one of the North Terrace Clubs for the big dinner where the guest speaker, the CEO of the Adelaide Zoo gave an entertaining talk about the Adelaide Zoo's Giant Panda breeding program (let's just say that the Panda's have the odds stacked against them from an anatomical point of view).
And so I can report that despite the Australian explorers searching fruitlessly for the fabled Inland Sea 150 years ago, we've made the discovery ourselves. It's in our backgarden. Honestly, if I see another weather report with the prediction of rain I'll scream. We have had one or two days a week where it doesn't rain for the past 8 weeks, so progress on the house is s . l . o . w. Don't be fooled by the blue skies here - about 5 minutes later it was pelting down with rain again.
The Great Inland Sea. We won't need to put in a pool at this rate.
They've finished off the ceiling lantern though - it has windows, louvers and a roof! Hooray!
But I'm sick of my current footwear - William Morris pattern gumboots usually reserved for gardening, and pink lurex Wellie socks
This was football this morning for the 7 year old. 5 year old E. and 3 year old S. are enthusiastic supporters and mud stompers.
Pretty soon we had to retreat to the grandstand when the rain set in. Mr AV stuck to the sidelines - he likes a bit of old school footy action. I don't, I prefer corporate box type action. Unfortunately they don't have any of those for the Under 8's, mores the pity.
Pure misery at 10am on a Sunday
Whoever is doing the rain dance can stop now! Please?
Hope you had a good week x
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